Friday, April 15, 2011

Kindess Doesn't Cost a Cent

Sometimes I get jealous...of people with really cute shoes...of people who have the money to make grand donations to good causes, but today I am reminded that kindness doesn't cost a cent.

My grandmother used to say that there's no excuse for being dirty, and I believe that there's no excuse for being unkind - or there's no excuse for not being kind.

Kindness that is Free:
1. Smiling, especially at someone who is obviously having a hard day
2. Saying "please" and "thank you"
3. Refilling the copier paper trays even if they aren't empty yet
4. Writing a short handwritten note complimenting or encouraging someone
5. Picking up someone else's lunch trash and dumping it along with your own - without being asked
6. When you ask someone how they are doing, stop and listen. Then ask a follow-up question.

I should do more of this.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Alice,

    Your comments are working! Yay!

    As promised, here is a link to my 'random acts of kindness' blogpost ('A Smile a Day'). I had published it a while back. I hope you (and perhaps your blog readers) like it!

    This Good Life



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